Accessibility

The Bauhaus Dessau is accessible to everyone. But the dictates of heritage conservation mean that the historic Bauhaus buildings, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996, are less accessible than 21st century buildings. Our visitor services will be happy to provide you with the full details and to help you plan your visit.

Contact our visitor services by e-mail at besuch@bauhaus-dessau.de or by phone +49-340-6508-251.

Journey on public transport
The main railway station in Dessau-Roßlau is just 700 metres away from the Bauhaus Dessau and the platforms are equipped with lifts. To reach the Bauhaus Building, take the West exit towards Ziebigk via the Bauhausstraße. From here, follow the signs to the Bauhaus Dessau.
You will find local public transport and taxis outside the exit for the city centre.

Bauhaus Bus service for connections to the Bauhaus buildings
The local bus company provides connections to all the Bauhaus buildings via the Bauhaus Bus, Line 10. Further information is available here.

Parking
At the Bauhaus Building itself, we have a large car park for visitors. This includes a disabled parking space.
Visitors with limited mobility should use the south side of the building, which is likewise easy to reach from the Gropiusallee.
The Masters’ Houses are located on the Ebertallee. Parking spaces for public use are located on the opposite side of the road.
The Dessau-Törten Housing Estate also has public parking spaces.

Barrier-free access to the Bauhaus Building
The Visitor Centre at the Bauhaus Dessau is situated on the mezzanine floor of the historic Bauhaus Building. Access from the main entrance is possible only via stairs without railings.
Persons with limited mobility are kindly advised to use the ground level entrance at the rear of the building. From there, the historic freight elevator enables direct access to the Visitor Centre and all other floors.
The visitor service team is happy to provide on-site assistance. Please let us know in advance when you plan to visit, by phone on +49-340-6508-250 or by e-mail at besuch@bauhaus-dessau.de.

On-site, please contact the Visitor Centre, also to arrange your visit to the Masters’ Houses. For access to the Gropius Master House, please use the bell in front of the house.

Barrier-free access to the New Masters’ Houses
There is barrier-free access to the New Masters’ Houses. Both buildings have freight elevators.     
A disabled toilet is available in the Moholy-Nagy Master House.

Barrier-free access to the Historic Masters’ Houses
Barrier-free access to the historic Masters’ Houses is only possible via the terraces and with prior notice. Unfortunately, there is no disabled access to the upstairs areas.

Barrier-free access to the Dessau-Törten Housing Estate
The Dessau-Törten Housing Estate is fully accessible. Regrettably, there is no disabled access to view the interiors of the houses.

Admission
Find out about our admission fees and tickets here.

Reduced rate admission
Admission to the Bauhaus Dessau is available at a reduced rate for the following visitors: students, unemployed, category B disabled persons (free admission for one assistant), holders of an ART card, members of the German National Tourist Guide Association (BVGD).

Free admission
Free admission is available to the following visitors: children and under-18s and members of the following institutions: ICOM, Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V., the Saxony-Anhalt Museum Association, Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques, Deutscher Museumsbund, Bundesverband Bildender Künstler (BBK), art school students (see BBK list), travel guides in association with a group.

Wheelchair available
A wheelchair is available in the Bauhaus Building. If required, please ask the team at the Visitor Centre.

Seating / Museum stools
Lightweight portable stools are available in the Bauhaus Building and the Masters’ Houses. You are welcome to use these during your visit to sit down and rest. If you should require one, please ask the team in the Visitor Centre.

Orientation in the buildings
The handy information booklet Welcome to the Bauhaus Dessau provides an easily comprehensive guide to orientation in the Bauhaus buildings. It is available in the Visitor Centre, in the ticket area of the New Masters’ Houses and in the Konsum Building on the Dessau-Törten Housing Estate.

Bauhaus Dessau audio
An audio guide is available in seven languages from the Visitor Centre of the Bauhaus Building. This tells you everything you need to know about the Bauhaus Building.

Guided tours
Guided tours take place daily in all the Bauhaus buildings. If you would like to participate in one of these tours and require special support, please speak to our staff in the ticket area, contact our tour guides directly or contact our visitor service in advance. We are happy to provide assistance and will also meet your needs if at all possible.
Our visitor service naturally also offers group guided tours for visitors with special needs. For further information, please phone +49-340-6508-251 or send an e-mail to besuch@bauhaus-dessau.de.

Guide dogs
Guide dogs for the blind and other assistance dogs are of course permitted access to all the Bauhaus buildings.

Toilets
A handicapped toilet is located on the south side of the building, on the basement level.

First Aid
A hospital with emergency consulting hours is located a short distance away. Otherwise, a First Aid Kit is located in the Visitor Centre.

Dining and Refreshments
For barrier-free access to the café-bistro in the Bauhaus Building, please use the entrance on the south side of the building.
For access to the Bauhaus canteen, please use the ramp in the auditorium.